So I think I've said quite often that I don't feel comfortable in most philosophical debates because I've not really read much beyond the passing shadows of philosophy that one gets in literature classes, historical books, or online debates. On the other hand, I'm settling in to a relatively light semester pretty well, and also my first decent philosophy class in a desperate attempt to pile on the requisite amount of bullshit to achieve a degree in this state. Given that I will have several papers to write, and am being encouraged to branch out well beyond the book, I wanted to reach out and see if there are any recommendations on philosophy written for the sophomore.
So far, I'm working through Vonnegut's bibliography, I'll consider going through Leviathan and Behemoth if I can stomach the prose, and in the text so far I've reach portions of John Ibister's Capitalism and Justice: Envisioning Social and Economic Justice and John Rawls' A Theory of Justice, and plan on getting a copy of each from the school library. Anyone else I should be looking at?